Monday, May 9, 2011
Millbrook Farm Plein Air Sketch
The weather was perfect, so I decided a little more plein air practice was in order. After I dropped the kids at school, I headed over to Millbrook Farm Conservation Area. I live in a fairly rural town in New England. Lots of woods and water - and fortunately, a lot of protected and conservation land. I went to a place I hoped wouldn't get too many other visitors. It was a beautiful morning, a little windy, with a couple of red-winged blackbirds making a racket and keeping me company. Lots of good scenes in the one little spot, I'm sure I will go back there again. It is a good early morning spot - too much sun later in the day. I have to admit, I was terrified of the thought of anyone coming by. Just when I was thinking about picking up, someone else did show up with a kayak to do some fishing. He didn't even look twice at me - so I guess I was afraid for nothing! I know that I need to get past this fear of working in public.
I see a lot of things in this sketch I would do differently, but I am pretty happy with the fact that I ventured out today! Baby steps, right?